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those calls from the highest levels of the u.s. government the pastor says he is not backing down. on the anniversary of september 11 he plans to take the islamic holy book and burn it. burn the koran. pastor terry jones says he has a message from god to pile them up and burn them saturday. >> it is by no means a stunt. we have thought this out. we have prayed this through. we believe that this type of message is right now very, very necessary in america before it's too late. >> reporter: the church's associate pastor -- >> it's a smith and wesson .30 caliber. >> reporter: says he's now armed after hundreds of e-mails flooded the church's in box. messages like, swear by god i will slay the church pastor in front of the church door. the congregation here numbers less than 50. while this afternoon their leader said he is undeterred -- >> we have no intention of cancelling. >> reporter: -- pastor jones admits he's never read the koran but takes no responsibility if burning it leads to an attack on a u.s. soldier. >> of course we would feel terrible. we are not responsible for that. w
the next 20 minutes. there is a light rain in baltimore city. the rain will be with us off and on. maybe a few thunderstorms this morning and into this afternoon. high temperatures into the upper 70's. the evening commute will be better. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. a first we say good morning to sarah. >> we have one early morning accident at kingston road and eastern boulevard. watch for possible lane closures in the middle river. also some closures near norfolk avenue because of police activity. the rest of the major roads look good. 11 minutes on the north and west side outer loop. this is harford road. so far so good of the outer and inner lips. so far looking at a bpretty easy ride on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> out west plans to buy airtran airways, merging the two largest discounts carriers. kim dacey joins us live from federal help with the details. >> this deal would be a billion-dollar deal. baltimore could expect to see some defects with 140 flights already out of bwi. the merger between southwest and airt
. >> overnight we learned the fbi put out a bulletin saying they are concerned the event could endanger the u.s. the fbi says there is no evidence of a specific threat but it's has high confidence and credible information that extremists may retaliate if this florida church burns the koran. it could endanger u.s. troops and the state department asks every u.s. embassy to boost security. >> that a pastor in florida with more -- no more than 50 people can make this outrageous and distressful, disgraceful planne. >> the pastor has no intention of backing down even after his internet provider pulled both of his website. >> i think it is a violation of our freedom of expression and speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> opposition is mounting from washington and around the world and from new york. >> if you are about religion, whether christian or muslim, why do you want to offend people? >> heightening concerns is the controversy about building a mosque near ground zero. the imam now says a moving the mosque could spur a violent backlash from muslim extremists. a senior adviser says ev
. and today we begin with planes, trains, and automobiles. president obama unveiled his plan yesterday to use the nation's crumbling infrastructure as a vehicle to help put the nation's stalled economy back on track and americans back to work rebui rebuilding runways, railways, and roads. republicans in washington wasted no time blasting the proposal after the president blamed the gop for putting u.s. economy in reverse. nbc's tracie potts joins us us now from washington with more. tracie, good morning. >> good morning. the white house officials have no numbers but this would put americans back to work. the white house says it's not a stimulus, but the idea is similar. $50 billion for infrastructure, fixing 100,000 miles of roads, 150 miles of runways, and building a new air traffic control system. >> anybody want more delays at airports? >> no. >> no, i didn't think so. >> president obama says it will create jobs and won't cost a dime of borrowed money. >> this is a plan that will be fully paid for. it will not add to the deficit over time. >> republicans attacked saying americans are skepti
and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning, it as has now become tradition, the names of victims will be read and four moments of sigh hence will mark the times each plane hit and each tower fell. vice president joe biden is attending the ceremony along with city and state leaders and first responders. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates in a wreath laying ceremony. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama along with former first lady laura bush attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who fought back. meanwhile plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the center piece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum, slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a
? it took as long as it took for us to get 12 people and four alternates that could put aside everything they knew about the case and still be fair. >> those chosen not only had to be patient during the selection process, they must also be prepared to hear a long trial. charles mcganey and jer overwhelm williams are charged in the murder. >> an alleged prankster is none other than justin bieber. >> 11 news has received video of that situation. >> according to police, water baloons were thrown by justin bieber and hit police. no charges have been filed at this point. >> can they do it? absolutely. >> this law professor said charges against the singer are possible but not likely. >> my experience tells me that if anybody, be they a celeb or otherwise, threw a water baloon and hit a police officer, they are probably in for some real talking to and some real yelling at. but i would be surprised if they were actually prosecuted. >> bieber performed before a sold-out crude at the maryland state fair the night the video was shot. the story about the water baloon student has been reported on ent
. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> right now. >> summer it will hang on for awhile. we do have some rain in the forecast. we are still a little behind. most of you will enjoy the rain if you get it at your house. we have partly cloudy skies and 62 degrees at the airport. it is significantly warmer at this time then we were yesterday. we are a good 10 degrees above average and a chance for some scattered thunderstorms late this afternoon and into this evening. first we say good morning to sarah and check on the roads. >> bad news for those traveling westbound on 70 approaching woodbine road. there is an accident that involves an overturned tractor trailer. all westbound lanes are closed. mount vernon place, there will be some closures as of 7:00 a.m. in both directions because of the book festival. southbound 95, another an overturned vehicle. watch for delays developing their coming down from havre de grace. this is a live view of traffic. 95 south of aberdeen. we are looking for delays because of that a
temporarily out on the plaza. good news for all these nice people who have joined us on this tuesday morning. we thank them. inside the studio, i'm matt lauer along with al roker. >>> she'll share the secrets of a healthy diet plan that may actually reduce your risk of colon cancer, that's coming up. >>> now stress can mess with your head, sometimes can it cloud your thinking, but other times it can actually give you the sharpness you need. and would you believe gender makes a difference. we're going to check out the latest research and give you some tips on improving your memory. >>> and as part of our education initiative, we're going to be teaming parents with our experts about handling your children's problems in school. what you can do differently from advocating for your child to understanding what guidance counselors can and can't do for your children. >>> you also have the headlines of the morning. >> i do, and in the news this morning, today emergency workers are keeping a close watch on a l levee in wisconsin. officials say it will be at least one more day until the record water le
that he knows what it's like to struggle through tough times. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to recuse the company. tracie, food morning. >> lynn, good morning. today the president will deliver that speech in a state where one of his harshest critics is from, republican leader john boehner and also in a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $250,000. plus he wanted to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks, allowing small businesses to write off business investments giving them more money to hire new workers. >> we're talking investments tomorrow that are creating hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs right now. >> reporter: all of it ending for tax breaks by big companies. republicans say it's the wrong approach. >> i don't think the american people want any more stimulus coming out of washington. we need to get our arms around out
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikerstill being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor in
basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of the forecast. looking good. >> yeah. you mentioned the fall-like weekend. i was out working in the yard past couple of days, very nice, and a lot of leaves in the lawn. but it's not because of fall-like temperatures, it's because of the dry conditions we've got. >> but let's talk about the cool for the moment. we'll address the wet in just a minute, or dry, or whichever way you want to look at it. at b.w.i. marshall right now, 56 degrees the temperature. that's the low there so far this morning. it just dropped into that range. 72%, the humidity. barometer has bumped up just a little bit, and we have a breeze to the west at 6. we'll still have a breeze tonight, not as breezy as yesterday. cool temperatures dominate the great lakes, new england, right down into the midatlantic region, all the warmer stuff is well to our south and southwest. so again today, very nice. now, we'll address the rain situation coming up in just a few minutes with the insta-weather plus forecas
, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, good evening, brian. yes, nbc news has confirmed that secretary of defense robert gates late this afternoon phoned pastor jones. then a short time later, pastor jones came out here with all the world's eyes looking at this field in rural florida. they heard the pastor announce that he no longer plans to bonf korans. pastor terry jones says he no longer plans to burn the koran. >> we have been in very much thought and prayer over this whole period. a lot of times we were asked what would it take to call this thing off. we have thought it over many times. >> reporter: the pastor now says burning the koran was directly linked to plans to build an islamic cultural center and mosque in lower manhattan near ground zero. >> they were willing to either cancel the mosque at the ground zero location or if they were willing to move that location, if they were willing to move it away from that location we would consider that a sign from god. >> reporter: flanked by an imam from central florida jones claims the two sides should accommodate each
a controversy as he moves forward with plans to burn copies of the cuaron. kate amara joins us live from our washington bureau with more on this story. zphathe >> good morning, mindy. ahead of this protest, plans for security at home and abroad. >> the state department ordered ambassadors around the world to take action and precautions amid the fact that the cuaron burning -- leaders from around the world and across the political and religious spectrum are condemning the plan to protest 9/11. >> we have to make sure our country is known around the world as a place where liberty of religion and respect and love for your neighbor are the most prominent in our society. >> despite pressure to back down, the leader of the small florida church is moving forward. >> so as of right now, we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> but pastor terry jones will have to do it without the internet since his website was canceled. >> we feel that is an indirect of course, violation of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech. >> a spokesperson for the web post says the site was cancele
off with al roker and natalie morales and carl quintanilla from cnbc joining us while matt takes a little time off. coming up, lady luck on the side of lady -- >> a lot of talent but the mtv music video awards held in los angeles. lady gaga going home with eight moonmen as they're called. as always as you can see she had various outrageous outfits. and also some other outrageous moments for the show including that appearance by lindsay lohan, the first since being let out of rehab. all the highlights coming up -- or low lights, depending how you look at it. >>> plus when you hear names like betsey johnson, and diesel, you think creative clothes. now returning to a bigger canvas designing hotels. we'll show you some stylish hot spots. >>> later, picking the right college for your teenager can be pretty stressful. you might start by looking at how much it costs, the ranking list. how much should you rely on the rankings when making your choice? perspective on what those mean. >>> first get caught up on the latest morning news and for that we turn once again to ann curry. >>> thank
two weeks ago. >>> nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us. >> reporter: the voters that voted for the first time in 2008 for the president, a lot of them are young, we're going to see the president on the campus of the united states of wisconsin at madison. there will be 100 companion watch parties, really drawing a page from the '08 playbook. if democrats can turn out some of these voters, it might make a difference in some of these key races. they're really trying to generate enthusiasm. in an interview the president said it would be inexcusable for democrats to stay on the sidelines this election. rahm emanuel widely expected to run for mayor in chicago. looks like that will happen and we could get an announcement as early as friday. the issue of course is who would replace him, would it be an interim chief of staff or will the president go ahead and name a permanent replacement. so definitely something to watch this week. >>> today a senate panel holds a summit on safety after an explosion that killed sen people. >>> southwest is buying air transfer $1.4 billion
overnight tonight and into the morning. lynn? >> kristen dahlgren there for us in north carolina. kristen, thank you. >>> police in maryland shot and killed an armed gunman who took three hostages inside the maryland headquarters of the discovery channel yesterday. court records show the 43-year-old radical environmentalist began protesting against the cable tv channel two years ago, hoping to convince executives to devote more programming time to environmental issues. nbc's brian mooar has our report. >> reporter: for four terrifying hours, a gunman carrying what looked like bombs held three hostages inside the discovery channel building just outside the nation's capital. negotiations with 43-year-old james j. lee broke down. authorities say they had to open fire after he made an aggressive move with his gun. >> he pulled out the handgun that he came in with and pointed it at one of the hostages. at that point, our tactical units moved in. they shot the suspect. the suspect is deceased. >> reporter: most of the hundreds of people inside the building had no clue what was going on until th
'm ann curry. for all of us here, good night. >> this sunday, labor day weekend and the official kickoff to this fall's midterm campaign. can the white house and democrats do anything to improve the economy before november? what are the costs and the benefits of america's long wars in iraq and afghanistan? my news maker guest this morning, republican senator from south carolina, lindsey graham. and david plouffe, the man behind barack obama's successful run for the white house and author of the "the audacity to win" book. and then it's our political roundtable weighing in on the hottest races of the fall campaign. how bad will it be for the democrats? is the party's hold on both the house and senate in jeopardy? with us, charlie cook, editor of "the cook political report," erin burnett, anchor of msnbc's "street signs" and e.j. dionne from "the washington post" and rich lowry, editor of "national review." captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. president obama will spend next week talking up his proposals to improve the economy and lower the 9.6 jobless rate. "the
, and something new. our nbc news political director chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, here with us to start us off. >> good evening. we'll start with the number everybody asks about five weeks before the election and that is, this generic ballot question. who's up? who's down? what do you prefer. last month, it was a nine-point advantage for the republicans. now, the lead has shrunk to six. the mood of the electorate hadn't changed. they want change. they don't like the direction of the country and democrats are starting to engage african-americans and hispanics. as peter hart, our pollster put it, democrats can change the turnout but not the landscape. but what is the change voters want? listen to this, 75% say the result they'd like to see is reduced special interest influence. 70% want to elect political outsiders, even if they are inexperienced, whether we're talking about christine o'donnell from delaware or other folks like that. 54% hope the tea party enthusiasm in the republican party makes them a fiscally conservative party. 54% want to see the repeal of health care, but w
hills, north carolina, for us tonight. ron, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. as earl marches toward the shoreline, time becomes all that more important, perhaps separating safety from imminent danger. though today produced yet another beautiful sunrise over cape hatteras, thousands are clearing out for what lurks beyond, earl. >> safety first. >> reporter: the storms are expected to start whipping north carolina's outer banks in the coming hours. >> our week is cut short. >> reporter: voluntary departures in kitty hawk, tourists and residents are leaving little to chance. >> if it stayed out to sea we'd be okay. if it comes in, we don't know. we're not going to ruin our vacation by being in bad weather. >> reporter: earl's changing vacation plans in the open water as well. today a carnival ship docked in florida instead of a planned stop in the bahamas. at the navy's home in virginia, crews readies aircraft carriers and battleships to move. >> we pride ourselves on being ready to do whatever needs to be done. >> reporter: in new jersey, the surf is getting ro
on in this broadcast. >>> we must begin with a major news story just up the coast from us here in california. it was dinner time last night, about 6:15 in san bruno, california, the routine of a normal thursday in the neighborhood was shattered by an explosion so loud it was heard for miles. then came the geyser of flames shooting 300 feet in the air and then the noise. people near the blast zone understandably thought it was an earthquake, a nuclear explosion, perhaps a plane had gone down. turned out to be a natural gas line exploding and a fire that wasn't brought under control until just this afternoon. san bruno is a city of about 30,000 people, give or take, just south of san francisco, just west of that city's airport, sfo. federal investigators have converged on the neighborhood where the gas main blew up. we begin our broadcast tonight from the scene. our own kristen welker and miguel almaguer are there for us. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the blast has already been called a state of emergency. this city reeling from an explosion so powerful it claimed lives and f
will catch up to us from the ♪ smob call somebody call 911 >>> time for "today's" money 911, our team of experts ready to answer your questions and help stop your financial problems. sharon epperson is cnn's personal finance editor. the author of finish rich and a personal finance expert. good to see everybody. let's get started. now we're going to go to skype right off the bat. diane from tlflagstaff, arizona has a question. >> good morning. i'm a single low income mom with my youngest attending arizona state university. she currently receives the federally funded scholarships, grants and loans. i have met the love of my life and we want to marry. would our joy mean my daughter's pain and change her financial aid? >> first of all, congratulations, diane, to you and your new husband, i hope that that's what you're going to do, because i'm going to tell you, you're actually going to have some impact to your daughter's financial aid package, by marrying, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't get married, but it does mean that on that application form, the fafsa form, they're going to loo
. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of our forecast. first of all, it's friday. everybody stepped up to the plate. very nice. >> absolutely. we're kind of torn weatherwise. the temperatures are great. i mean, a little breezy yesterday, but we need some rain. it's getting dry out there. so we're going to try to please both sides of the fence here. we'll continue with the very nice temperatures going into the weekend, but also, providing a chance for some rain. but nonetheless, it is a chance for some rain. so you can see on our h.d. doppler radar, no rain over us. but back in the tennessee and ohio river valleys, you do see some showers and thunderstorms. that's the leftovers from that little tropical storm that ran through texas and the plain states. eventually we do get a chance of some rain out of that system. but it will take a while, so we'll talk about it, a pretty good forecast coming up in just a minute. but now we want to see how the traffic's doing this morning. and here's kim dacey. >> good morning, everyone.
today," plugged up. the blown-out bp well that caused the largest oil spill in u.s. history is finally declared dead. >>> home sweet home. an american hiker jailed in iran for more than a year speaks out. >>> and house arrest. actor randy quaid and his wife in hot water again. actor randy quaid and his wife in hot water again. this time, accus of squatting. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with mission finally accomplished. bp says a permanent seal is now in place on its blown-out well at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. however, killing the catastrophic well off is a bittersweet victory for gulf coast residents, who fear they'll be battling the effects of the nation's worst environmental disaster for years to come. nbc's jay greg has our report. >> reporter: it began april 20th with a massive fireball and deadly flames cutting through the night air. as the deepwater horizon rig exploded, then collapsed, 11 lives were lost. and oil began to seep into the gulf, the start of the worst spill in u.s. hi
carter makes a change in something he told us today about his fellow former president. >>> is it safe to change the genetic makeup of salmon and will you know it when you see it? >>> on thin ice, some make they have sent creatures whose home ice is melting underneath them. a big change happening right now. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the folks who study recessions have determined this one is the longest since world war ii, where they might differ from the rest of us, however, is their view, their contention that the recession is now over. and that it lasted 18 months. that doesn't go overwhelm with the millions of americans wondering how their own situation will improve. it's a sentiment the president ran right into today in a town meeting, featuring a dose of humanity during this rough time. we begin with white house correspondent savannah guthrie. >> reporter: there are those measures that economists talk about, then there is the reality on the ground. today, the president got a dose of the latter. >> thank you very much
sliced right through his suv. he survived, and he'll be talking to us about that. >>> first let's go back inside studio 1a. tamron hall has all the headlines. >>> we began with more flooding in parts of the midwest. a levee is leaking in portage, wisconsin, some people have been evacuated. officials say if more evacuations are needed residents will have to get out by boat. >>> "today"today a panel appoin president obama begins its investigation into the oil spill in the gulf of mexico and the administration's response to it. >>> hyundai is recalling more than 131,000 sonata sedans sold in the u.s. because of potential steering wheel problems. the recall involves sonatas built before september 10. >>> gas prices are holding steady, the average price for regular now $2.69 a gallon. >>> steve berk will become ceo of nbc universal. burke will replace the current ceo who will step down when the deal closes. >>> overseas markets are higher on wall street. erin burnett is on wall street. >> we're talking about the best september since 1939, we'll see if we can hold through the end of the week. a
and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community center that will be multifaith with separate prayer room for muslims, christians, jews and other faces. he is planning a multifaith memorial for the victims of 9/11 and insists he is sympathetic to the families. let us commemorate of anniversary of 9/11 by pausing to reflect and meditate and tone down the rhetoric that serves to strengthen the radicles and weaken beliefs and our values. moderate muslim americans say the protests and the threatened koran burning signal a growing intoleranc
? is the party's hold on both the house and senate in jeopardy? with us, charlie cook, editor of "the cook political report," erin burnett, anchor of msnbc's "street signs" and e.j. dionne from "the washington post" and rich lowry, editor of "national review." captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. president obama will spend next week talking up his proposals to improve the economy and lower the 9.6 jobless rate. "the new york times" reporting this morning that on wednesday in cleveland he will ask congress to extend a corporate tax credit for research and development. with the election season officially under way this labor day, the president must convince voters that democrats will offer the best prescription for turning the economy around and creating jobs. with us now from his home state of south carolina, republican senator lindsey graham. senator, welcome back to "meet the press." >> thank you. good morning. >> i want to start on the economy. the president reacting to the latest jobs numbers in the rose garden on friday offered this assessment of where things
are warning about a tax if the korans are burned. the extremists could retaliate here in the u.s.. >> this means that pastor jones might have seen the light. late breaking news. >> exactly. >> this shows it press is reporting that terry jones will cancel the koran-burning event. one of three american hikers jailed in the run will be freed as an act of clemency at the end of ramadan. the iranian culture ministry said that they would be released at a hotel. the message did not say who would be released but one of the people have serious medical problems. >> 5 maryland public schools can now add a national blue ribbon to their list of accomplishments. the word came down from washington. we have more on the story. >> this is a pretty big deal. the blue ribbon gives schools a national profile and the staff members get academic of bragging rights. the announcement was made by the u.s. education secretary. 304 schools awarded blue-ribbon spinto among them baltimore county's eastern technical high school. this latest news has tracy curtis and her daughter who is a student here singing th
. >> we want to get more information on this right now, john yang is in kabul for us with the latest. john, what do you know this morning? >> reporter: good morning, matt, as you say, the nine servicemen dead are americans, nbc news is being told and at least one american civilian is among the three injured. this happened as you say in zabul province in southeastern afghanistan. much of the territory there is controlled by the taliban and coalition forces led by the united states had been stepping up their efforts to take on the taliban in that area, to try to drive them out. this has been the deadliest year for coalition forces, the deadliest year for u.s. forces with today's crash, 351 americans have died this year. matt? >> john, but as we say, according to american sources the cause of this is still under investigation and yet the taliban has already claimed responsibility. is that the norm in a situation like this? would they normally do something like that? >> reporter: it's very common, matt. as a matter of fact we got the call here at nbc news from a taliban spokesman claiming resp
winds hit an office building that used to be a church, knocking the steeple inside the building, where it almost hit a woman's desk. she was away from her desk at the time and no one was hurt. dramatic, you don't see that everyday. it is now 7:04. back to meredith and al. we had severe thunderstorms last night. >> came rolling >> good morning, off to a fairly quiet start on thursday with a couple of thunderstorms near by. a 30% chance. otherwise, it will onlyis >>> that's your latest wester. matt. >>> thanks so much. to politics, president obama addresses the united nations today as the gop addresses a new plan to deal with the economy and health care. msnbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is here. >> the president is here, annual gathering of world leaders of the united nation. politics looming over everything. november mid-terms. while he's here, republicans are going to a hardware store in virginia to unveil the 2010 version of a contract with america they call their pledge to america. >> reporter: today, republicans will try to recapture what a young firebrand named n
's an extra room that is used as an office and there's the backyard, and an easy to maintain yard. >> beautiful kcurbs appeal as well. this is a beautiful house at $389,000, two bedroom, mid century home, and it's been recently restored. >> you don't want to judge that house by it's cover. it's very zen like for deep in the middle of the woods glen acres is a town that everybody loves. there's the living room, i think it's peaceful, quiet, not to everyone's taste, some people like a little bit more trim and coziness. it's just a beautiful spot to call home. i think the views out every window are not to be beat. there's trees out every window and there's that little pond out the window that's in need of just a few goldfish. >> our last home in phoenix, arizona, a home for just under 400,000 dl$400,000 and you're g lot of home for that price. >> people love phoenix, the fiesta bowl, the rock 'n roll marathon, the phoenix open, and the scottsdale horse show. this is a big living room with the adjacent dining room. there's another archway back to the left that joins the den as well. t
government to a standstill? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, nbc's chad todd, cnn's gloria borger, nbc's kelly o'donnell and the "chicago tribune's" clarence page. any establishment power this year is a force to behold and republicans who want to beat barack obama next time are studying up. anyone who wants the g.o.p. nomination has to get the tea party force without being a crackpot himself or herself. when richard nixon brought in the goldwater party, it was different. most disappointed right-wingers had lost in 1964. same thing when jimmy carter brought in the mcgovern crowd in 1976. they were in no position to put up a fight. not so the tea party. they'll be coming off a big win and on a roll. listen to minnesota governor tim plenty, not a tea party guy, trying to signed one. >> the federal government is a drug dealer trying to give out free samples, give people a free taste, get them addicted. and get your own house in order, by the way. chris: they're all trying to act the part, trying to be tea party types. will this work, the establishment-types echoing lik
fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care to fight because the stakes are too high for your country and for your future and i'm going to get out there and fight as hard as i can and i know you are too. >> reporter: the democratic national committee is spending $50 million to get obama '08 voters to show up in 2010. the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the race for congress tightening, republicans know hold a three-point lead over democrats among likely voters, down from a nine-point lead last month. the president's approval rating still stuck at 36%. in a backyard conversation with voters, the president fielded questions on everything from the economy to his faith. >> you know, i'm a christian by choice. my mother was one of the most spiritual people i knew. but she didn't raise me in the church. i think also understanding that you know that jesus christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings. >> reporter: meanwhile a shake-up looms here at the white house. the chief of staff rahm emanuel could be gone within days to run f
. the weather channel's jim cantore is there for us. jim, good morning. >> lester, good morning. yeah, the national weather service here, the bermuda weather service, says it's called to prepare for a direct hit. the center expected to come within 10 miles of bermuda. and with 100 mile wide hurricane force winds, a direct hit is unavailable in through here. you can already see the wave action behind me crashing into the rock cliffs through here. but they're preparing residents. that's the key, to take a major hit. something they haven't seen since fabian here. they're saying we're going to have roof damage, it's going to be widespread. we're going to have tree and power line damage. the royal navy is on standby. the big question is when are they going to be able to get in here? is it going to be monday afternoon? because it looks like conditions are going to be bad for 20, 30, 40 hours where no one will be able to leave their homes and no one will be out on the road. cruise ships plan to park here? no way. they're not even coming in. this certainly looks like it's going to be a very,
. this has the makings of a major flood event over much of the northeastern part of the u.s. and including the mid atlantic. >> it started in parts of south florida earlier in the day, making everyday chores and the commute miserable. crews spent the morning filling sandbags and heavy rain pulled on streets and created problems for this car, which ended up in a ditch. for others along the eastern seaboard, it was a day to prepare for nicole's arrival. >> we have not had a major storm in north myrtle beach in over 10 years. >> the mayor warned that there could be some low-lying flooding and rip currents, but did not expect a call to deliver much more. >> we are not recommending any one board up. the sustained winds are supposed to get no more than 45 miles an hour, so we feel like we are in good shape. >> nicole's path is similar to two other previous storms, hurricane floyd in 1999, and guinness in 2005. low-cost significant flooding and damage in florida and parts of the northeast. now that nicole is getting ready to leave her mark, the question is how much damage will she leave behind? >
parties with the midterms fast approaching. >> michelle obama will use her popularity and influence in six state where is democratic candidates are in trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by starting a write-in campaign for her senate seat. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> talking about controversy, that custody battle between mel gibson and his estranged girlfriend. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. so why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksana behind it all? this morning their attorneys speak out in an exclusive live interview. >>> and that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we're going to talk to her when she joining us from wales in a live interview. >> reporter: the president can be particularly effective raising money for democrats and he'll do that again "today," but democrats will now pass the popularity of the first lad
been encouraging protests in iran, trying to exploit anger against the u.s. because of threats to burn the koran, and the controversy over the proposed islamic cultural center near ground zero. president ahmadinejad, blames all this on the conspiracy. >> translator: they have no relation, they are in no relati relation- >> reporter: there are jewish leaders working with muslim leaders to build the cultural center in new york city. there's no evidence of what you call zionists groups against it. fidel castro, your old friend, fidel castro criticized you for your comments about -- israel and -- >> translator: i need to talk, to speak. i think you should finish first and then you should let me explain. >> reporter: speak. >> what you see in islamic countries is what the people are against, that ugly behavior. they are not against the people of the united states, they are not against americans. >> reporter: we see no evidence that there is any such zionist conspiracy. >> reporter: he was equally combative about the iaea, which sharply rebuked iran this week for denying access to the two le
their paths will keep them away from the eastern u.s. but bermuda will probably be in the sights of igor and most likely julia will not affect anything but can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. >>> let's get a check of some of the other morning's top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. >> in the news over the weekend, indications that iran's on again/off again release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. sunday iran's judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held more than a year. stephanie gosk is following developments. where do things stand? >> reporter: right now sarah shourd is still in custody. her lawyer says they're twatding for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then she will be released. under the conditions of bail, she's allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of espionage is going forward along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers who were arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. officials said they were cautiously optimistic that showered would be rereleas
a back and forth yords deal. >> the judiciary appeared to use the release to flex its muscles, which highlights the deep rift in iran ejen amongst the conservatives. on friday the foreign ministry announced plans for her to be released on saturday, with the result of ahmadinejad's personal intervention and reflected his special viewpoint of this islamic republic of iran on the dignity of women. hours later the judiciary suddenly called off the whole release which was a very embarrassing rebuke to ahmadinejad. like i said, this really highlights these deep rifts and this struggle for the balance of power in iran right now. >> all right. nbc's ali arouzi, thank you very much. and now here's carl. >> jenna, thanks. >>> as the nation remembers the september 11th attacks on saturday protesters took to the streets, tongurning the day's m from reflection to outrage. mike taibbi has the story. >> reporter: they are by now familiar remembrance. >> adam -- >> reporter: the pause of the moments when the planes struck and the towers fell. the bells, the reading of the names of those lost. >> jam
. nbc's miguel almaguer is on the scene. miguel, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. at least 75 people were rushed to the hospital overnight, some of them injured critically. we know at least one person is dead, although that number may rise. some 53 homes were completely destroyed. more than 100 others damaged. it's believed the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line. and as one witness said here, they described the scene as "hell on earth." the explosion ripped through san bruno just before 7:00 local time, the dinner hour in this suburb just south of san francisco. a blast so violent, some thought it was an earthquake, or worse, a jetliner crash. it was neither. >> i went out and seen this big fireball. first thing i thought was, oh, god, something went up, and it was intense with flames. >> reporter: a monster, gas-fed fireball with flames shooting as high as 100 feet into the air was burning so hot, it obscured everything around it. asphalt melted, windows shattered, the sky turned black and the sound, what witnesses describe as a roaring and a g
into iran illegally. >>> and more help for u.s. border patrol as it fights illegal immigration and drug trafficking across the texas/mexico border. an unmanned drone aircraft was launched on thursday from the naval air station in corpus christi, texas. and officials said it can now detect a human being from an altitude of 9,000 feet. >>> it is now four minutes past the hour. let's go over to al for a check of the weather. >> all right. thanks a lot, ann. as we check out what's happening for you today, we've got a risk of strong storms in the midwest, supercells may develop, maybe a tornado or two, golf ball-sized hail. on the radar, you can see those storms developing down through the mid-mississippi river valley. some areas in central missouri could pick up about three to five inches of rain before it's all over. that's what's goi >> the sun is out this morning and only a few scattered clouds and temperature is cool in the 50's and 60's and temperatures climbing into ♪ brick house >>> this morning on "today's real estate," what you can get for less than $350,000, whether you're looki
school year in the u.s. saying it could make a difference in performance. >>> officials are keeping a watch on a levee that was close to failing on sunday in wisconsin. people have evacuated their homes in portage, wisconsin. and in minnesota, a massive cleanup is underway after extensive flooding there. >>> the pastor of a powerful georgia church vowed sunday to fight allegations that he lured four young men into sexual relationships. thousands backed the new birth missionary baptist church to hear bishop long -- bishop long is an outspoken opponent of gay marriage. >>> 60 passengers aboard the delta connection flight from atlanta were told to brace for impact. the plane landed safely with only 2/3 of its landing gear deployed and sparks flew up as the right wing scraped the ground. hyundai is recalling nearly 120,000 sonata sedans sold in the u.s. some of the cars have steering wheels that are not properly connected and could result in loss of control. >>> critical hardware arrived this weekend at the site of that mine collapse in chile where 33 miners have been trapsed since augu
for the weather. >> cool stuff for us this morning, not quite as cool as yesterday morning, but you will need a light jacket at this hour. the barometric pressure at 31.5. we will start out with sunshine this morning. it should stay dry during the day with a high temperature of 82 degrees later on today. so slightly warmer during the day today than yesterday. when we come back, we will check hurricane igor and the seven-day forecast. for now, to the news desk. >> overnight bp engineers began the final plugging of the leak in the gulf of mexico spill. >> jay gray has the latest from louisiana. >> engineers were set to begin the final pressure test on the deep water well. after pouring cement, scientists want to make sure the seal will hold more than 1,100 pounds of pressure per square inch. crew members are confident it will. in the final hours, there has been a sense of pride. >> the fact that it had done so much damage. it is the fact that we were able to help solve and fix something that so many people wanted and needed fixed. >> sealing the well won't solve the problem so many living on th
years ago dr. richard edward lost the use of his hands in a brush fire. now he has a new set of hands after just the third double hand transplant in the united states. we will meet richard edwards and find out how he's doing in a few minutes. >> remarkable story. and live from new york it's "saturday night." 36 seasons. that's amazing. we had a chance to meet with the cast members about the new season. we'll tell you what to expect coming up. >> i left the studio yesterday morning. there was a line of people camping out trying to get into the show. >> they're out there now trying to pick up tickets. >>> first, with the mid-term elections around the corner a look back at the week in politics beginning with political theater. savannah guthrie reports. >> reporter: on capitol hill friday, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert was billed as an expert witness on farm labor and testified in character. >> congresswoman loffgrin asked me to use my vast experience as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to draw attention to this issue and i ho
be a good option and mta says it's a good time for people to get used to the new charm card, a fear system that works like an easy pass. >> just touch the card and go. and your fair is automatically deducted. >> you can get a charm card at cvs or giant and it's sbrangeable with d.c. metro's smart card. >> and don't forget you can catch the new york jets and miami dolphins tonight. the game airs here followed by 11. then we'll have extended coverage. on the northwest side of baltimore the search continues for the man police say shot a man early in the morning in the 35000 block of heyward avenue. a man was shot multiple times in the chest. police in annapolis have arrested a man for another shooting that sent a man to shock trauma. he is charged according to police he shocked the victim at the harbor house complex after 5:po yesterday morning. he is expected to survive there is no word on a possible motive. a run will be held later in honor of yeardly love, the uva student who was murdered last may. the school is holding the fund raiser to raise money for a new field in her name. a judge in
is really making her presence felt in the state next to us here in texas. twisters touched down in and around the city of dallas. that's where the weather channel's julie martin is joining us from this morning. julie, good morning to you. what's the latest? >> well, good morning, matt. hermine made for a very wild weather day here in texas, from flash flooding to tornadoes. it really left its mark, and unfortunately, it is not finished just yet. i want to take you now to some images from the evening rush hour last night here in dallas, as twisters just started dropping out of the sky, as many as six funnels reported throughout the area. one of them slicing right through the heart of the city, hitting many buildings, bringing up water mains, and also knocking out power to thousands of people. one of the most impressive images, an 18-wheeler literally picked up, flipped 180 degrees with the driver inside, and slammed into the very building i am standing in front of. that driver, by the way, is doing all right this morning. but before all of that widespread flash flooding throughou
>>> this morning on "early today," the next chapter. president obama declares an end to the u.s. role of camp bat in iraq after seven long years. >>> will it hit or will it miss? the east coast gets ready for hurricane earl. >>> and sink or swim. a pool turns into a parking spot for one car in florida. >>> this is "earl early today" on wednesday, september 1, 2010. >> good morning. i'm lynn berry. we begin with turning the page. president obama addressed the nation from the oval office last night, put an ends to u.s. combat in iraq. he thanked americans for paying a "huge price" for the war. he says it's time to move forward without closing the book on the future of iraq. tr tracie potts in washington with more. >>. >> reporter: president obama made it clear, the next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with combat troops out of iraq, president obama announced a new task. >> millions of americans who lost their jobs need to go back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits on a decade of war with borrowed money
in the case. officials with john hopkins hospital tell us the doctor shot on thursday is in fair condition tonight. police say dr. david cohen was shot on the eighth floor of the nelson building by paul pardus who barricaded himself inside his mother's hospital room, shot her, then took his life. 911 calls made during the incident were released on friday. >> 911! we need 911. a shooting on nelson eight. >> okay. >> 9! >> calm down. has anybody been shot? >> i don't know. i work for physical therapy. we heard gunshots. >> wow. police tell us the department and hospital officials are investigating mr. pardus' history and working to determine if crucial details may have been overlooked. we have posted the 911 calls in their entirety on our web site, wbaltv.com. hurricane igor is on track for bermuda, creating high winds and rough surf. to get ready, locals are gathering supplies and boarding up homes while vacationers are trying to leave before the storm hits some time on sunday. igor's forecasted path forced royal caribbean to change the destination for enchantment of the seas that departs f
the coast of somalia was rescued by the u.s. marines. they seized control of the vessel and captured them without firing a single shot. most were hilled partly because the crew was able to kill the engine before locking themselves in a channel room chamber. >>> this morning washington reports capital employs oh back taxes. it was owed by 4% of congressional employees, a percentage slightly higher than the national average. >>> and a new gallop ranking says the u.s. is the fifth most generous country on earth tying with switzerland. new zealand and australia tied for first. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,415 after gaping 28 points yesterday. the s&p added 5. the nasdaq rose 7. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei climbed 140 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng was up 90 points. >>> with wall street still looking for a memo mem ton of its own stocks rose thursday with hopes that ooh economic recover may be resuming. they touched a 1 month high after data showed new claims for unploimd insura
constituents may be most frustrated with what congress didn't get done. tracie potts has more for us from washington. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there was no decision on taxes, what to do about extending the bush tax cuts at the end of the year. democratic leaders had said they will not deal with that before the election. that's exactly what happened. but they barely got out of town without doing so in the house after a last-minute speech by republican leader john boehner that drew 39 democrats to his side. in the end, they agreed to adjourn without dealing with taxes by just one vote. but there was a flurry of activity before the house adjourned. they did approve several bills, including a stopp spending measure so the government can continue to function for another two months. the fiscal year ends tomorrow. they also approved a nasa bill that deals with the future of that program, extends both the space shuttle and the space station programs and ends the bush era program that would have landed astronauts on the moon once again. finally, a 9/11 program was extended, as well, in
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